eBay Auction Sales and Assistance

I was a long term member of ebay - from 1999 through 2009. In the beginning years, ebay was a fantastic community, full of fun bargains, friendly people and a general feeling of joy. It was like going to a fun garage sale on a sunny day and spending time with friends. With diligence and care, I built up a rating of 731, 100% positive.

However, starting in 2009, changes made to the ebay system altered it overnight from a joy to a horror. In one auction set alone I had three different buyers attempt very questionable refund operations. I went on the forums to get assistance. The forum members' derogatory comments and snide responses shocked me. Literally in one week I went from being from a staunch promoter of ebay to someone who swore never to use the ebay system again.

I am maintaining these pages online for historical reasons, but I would now wholeheartedly warn visitors NOT to use ebay going forward to sell items. The risk to you is too great. Feel free to contact me for all details on the situation. Instead, I highly recommend these systems:

Amazon Sales for selling used CDs, DVDs, books and other products
Etsy for selling personal items (crafts etc)

I have used both of the above sites and they are wonderful.

For people who are - despite my warnings - determined to sell through ebay, here are the links below.

Step By Step Ebay Instructions
Creating an Account on eBay
Building your eBay Rating
Deciding What to Sell
Listing an Item for Sale
Handling your Live Auction
Invoicing and Receiving Payment
Combining Shipping on Multiple Items
Sending Out the Item
Feedback on Ebay
Negative Feedback on Ebay

General Ebay Tips
Doing eBay Research
Getting Started on eBay
Selling Crafts on eBay
Timing of Selling an eBay Item
Being an Auction Assistant
Earning a Quality Rating
Tracking your Sold eBay Items

Publicity and Promotion
eBay Promotion for Other Sites You Run

Ebay Support
Mailing eBay Support
eBay Help Documentation
eBay Forum Community

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